Gretchen Behum 
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Re: “Ohio Roads Filled with Uninsured Drivers

Gee, what a surprise... Here's a few prime examples... Just last week I got the "guess what happened to us today" call from my parents, who both suffered disabling back injuries in a car accident 25 years ago. They were on the way to a doctor appt., and the highway was backed up (because of an accident!) so my Mom, the driver, exited to take side streets and avoid the traffic. A man decided to pull out in front of my parents, and a school bus, in the rain no less. My Mom was driving, and swerved to try to avoid a crash, but slammed into the other man's SUV with her 1993 Honda, which WAS in near perfect condition. The other driver showed concern about injuries, but I'm guessing that's because he gave her a FAKE INSURANCE CARD. Thankfully, full coverage for an old Honda and a clean driving record is CHEAP, even for a couple living on social security disability! In the meantime, my parents now have to scrape together $250 for the deductible to cover the $1200 in damage to the car. The guy who hit them was dressed in a suit and tie, driving a 2010 SUV, versus a 93 Honda.

And how about this... I myself have been out of work for a year, and my car has also not been running for several months. I STILL PAY for my full coverage insurance! I manage to pay the $35/month. Why? Because I should. If my garage collapses and totals my car, or a drunk drives through my yard and into my garage, it's covered. It's just that simple. There is beyond affordable insurance out there. People just don't give a flying %^&$!!!

So Miss Nicole... HOW IN THE WORLD IS THAT FAIR? OR RIGHT? AT ALL? Guess what?... It's not! It's people like you, that drag others down, and cause decent people to have problems. That car accident 25 years ago that disabled BOTH of my parents... it also took their home based business away, took all their savings and my college fund, and we lost our house. A one second mistake turned three lives upside down, never to be righted. All because the accident was caused by someone without insurance.

Either park your car, or pay for insurance. MOST of us decent people do.

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Posted by Gretchen Behum on 10/09/2012 at 8:31 AM

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